The Phantom Of The Opera has returned to Her Majesty’s Theatre. Having watched from the sideline as the show’s two producers bickered about the future of Hal Prince’s acclaimed production, Douglas Mayo was keen to revisit the Phantom’s Lair at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London to see what had become of the “brilliant original”.
This week, we headed down to the West End to check out The Phantom of the Opera, which is still pulling in huge crowds 30 years since it opened. Here’s our top five reasons to join the millions who have seen it. 1. Set and staging The show is a visual feast, with Maria Björnson’s set design still inspiring awe after all these years. Whether it’s the smoke filled gondolas or majestic staircases, it makes for a spectacular and surprising experience. Combined with Harold Prince’s direction and Gillian Lynne’s choreography, Phantom still wows 30 years later. 2. Costumes The show is also resplendent with some wonderful costumes, particularly during the Masquerade sequence at the start of the second half. Set in 1881, Phantom takes advantage of the colour and elaborateness of the period’s outfits. You may leave lamenting that we do not still wear gowns and top hats! 3. Music … Read more